Dr. Seuss and Read Across America

Whew! What a full week of creativity, exploration, and friendship. I just woke up from a 3 hour nap, so this blog post is just now coming out of my finger tips. I have LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem on in the background, because I need something to wake me up. Today is the Annual “Read Across America” Day, sponsored by the National Education Association. It is a day to motivate and encourage children across America to celebrate reading. They chose March 2, as the day to celebrate each year in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. You can read more about this special day at the NEA website link above.

What I have noticed this week (thank you Facebook) is how so many of my friends that are teachers have been doing activities and reading events to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. What a fun way to encourage reading and honor a man for the many books that he wrote that inspired us all. What individual has not read a Dr. Seuss book? Or who does not know what Green Eggs and Ham is? The Cat in the Hat is one of my favorites. Today The Lorax movie is also launching in theaters nationwide.

Oh the Places You'll Go

One of my more adult favorites (that a friend gave me before high school graduation) is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” I like:

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself 
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

For more fun sites for those of you with kids, click here and here to enjoy. In honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss go read your favorite Dr. Seuss book today!

2 thoughts on “Dr. Seuss and Read Across America

  1. I wore my “Cat in the Hat” hat on Friday to school, with a red bow around my neck….I read the first few pages of the book to my K and 1st art classes, and they drew the most inspired interpretations!! The pictures lined the walls of the school….Thanks, Theodore Geisel, thanks, Dr. Seuss!

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